Honda Civic HFP Concept Sits Efficiently On SEMA Show Floor

It may not be the spiritual successor to the CRX HF, but the Honda Civic HFP Concept is the result of Honda Access America — the in-house accessory division — taking a Civic Si » 11/06/08 8:30am 11/06/08 8:30am and adding lightness. Both exhaust and wheels have been replaced with high-performance ultra-lightweight versions, while an aero body kit…

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Internal Combustion Supercar Debuts At…

Standing out among the carbon fiber and large wheels at SEMA » 11/05/08 5:02pm 11/05/08 5:02pm was the debut of the Ronn Motors Scorpion hydrogen-powered supercar. Built in Texas, this hydrogen vehicle isn't a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into electricity to power an electric motor. Instead, the Scorpion features a modified 3.5-liter Acura V6…

2009 Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger Slides Into SEMA

In an attempt to expand the appeal of the 2009 Dodge Challenger » 11/05/08 1:00pm 11/05/08 1:00pm to every corner of the automotive enthusiast world, Chrysler has unveiled the Mopar Drift Dodge Challenger that will be piloted by Samuel Hübinette during the 2009 Formula Drift season. In order to prep the car for FD, the Challenger dropped a…

Nissan Gets Ballsy, Breaks Out Bone-Stock GT-R For SEMA

You see some rare, one-of-a-kind ABS plastic » 11/05/08 12:40pm 11/05/08 12:40pm on the show floor, but nothing is less common in Vegas this time of year than a completely stock example of one of the hottest cars on the planet. That's right: Nissan elected to bring a bone-stock to SEMA, almost as a challenge to the customizers on-site. "Blank…

Tetsu GTR On SEMA Show Floor Proves Money Cannot Buy Taste

Much like the falling leaves represented on the Tetsu GTR » 11/04/08 3:40pm 11/04/08 3:40pm's matte black hood, we've been awaiting the arrival of the Japanese tuner's latest Bentley concoction. Are we fans of the odd paint scheme, Bucky Beaver front grille and Scoobtastic rear spoiler? Not so much. Are we fans of the 800 HP under that leafy hood?…

KNIGHT XV: World's Biggest Fully-Armored Bio-Fuel-Powered SUV Gets…

At 7’4” tall, 18’1” long and 8’2” wide, the KNIGHT XV is one big honkin’ bio-fuel powered SUV. Did we mention it was armored too? Thanks to a 6.8 liter V10 that runs on something nebulously called “Biofuel” it claims to be green, but we estimate its mileage to be in the low single digits. That’s a lot of liquid corn.… » 11/04/08 2:40pm 11/04/08 2:40pm

Tracked Hummer At SEMA Will Crush You, Take Your Gas

If you've got an H2T » 11/04/08 2:00pm 11/04/08 2:00pm but you're not happy with the gas mileage — finding it way too high — your options are limited. Sure, you could bolt on performance mods, but we'd suggest these elegant and subtle tracked belts to replace your efficient pneumatic tires. This H2 was spotted outside the Vegas convention center…

Kumho Launches Ultra-Low-Profile 15-Series Tires

Own a high-performance supercar but want to ruin its ride and handling? Well Kumho has just the thing for you! Presented today at SEMA » 11/04/08 1:20pm 11/04/08 1:20pm were these new ultra-low-profile 15-Series “performance” tires. Available only in 385/15-22 size for now, they’re designed for the otherwise-competent , and . But, while the…

Nelly's On And Poppin' Custom Ford Flex To Be Revealed At SEMA

Working with Ford and Funkmaster Flex (no relation), Grammy-winner Nelly laid out a design for his own custom Ford Flex » 11/04/08 10:30am 11/04/08 10:30am crossover; the finished result will be revealed to the artist today at the show in Las Vegas. Apparently Nelly was enthusiastic about the Flex from his first look, saying "Yo, that’s hot! How can I…

TLC ICON Lexus LX570 Shows Off Tubby Truck Tweaks For SEMA

Click to view » 11/04/08 9:30am 11/04/08 9:30amJust because TLC is bringing a slew of built-to-the-hilt to doesn't mean they've forgotten about the crucial bugeye sunglass-wearing urban white trash market, and so we present their ICON Lexus LX570. The direct descendant of the FJ40, the Lexus doesn't much do what its tougher forefather did — likewise…

Hurst/Hemi Challenger Teased Ahead Of SEMA Launch

These photos show details of the new 500+ HP 2009 Hurst/Hemi Challenger » 11/03/08 4:00pm 11/03/08 4:00pm that’s scheduled for an official unveiling at tomorrow. Expected to be available from a range of dealers early in 2009, Hurst is offering a variety of upgraded components for the , all of which appear to be fitted to this vehicle; that means the…

GM Performance Parts Bringing Solstice GXP Coupe To SEMA

We got a peek at the Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe » 11/03/08 9:30am 11/03/08 9:30am concept at the , but with the death of the Kappa platform basically a done deal we didn't think we'd see much more of it. It appears GM Performance Parts still likes the idea of a closed Solstice, though, and they're bringing their version of a GXP Coupe to the show…

LSE Design To Premiere Range Rover Sport Coupe At SEMA

UK-based LSE Design » 10/31/08 4:00pm 10/31/08 4:00pm is planning to debut their Coupe at next week's show in Vegas. For only a quarter-million dollars, you too can get your very own Range Rover sans the two plebe doors tacked onto the back. Of course, the LSE Coupe is also outfitted with the typical Range Rover tuner mods — huge wheels,…

Subaru Forester Mountain Rescue Concept Ascending To SEMA

Subaru is bringing what they're calling the "Mountain Rescue Forester" to next week's SEMA » 10/31/08 10:00am 10/31/08 10:00am show. Built in conjunction with Detroit-based , the Ski Patrol vehicle started life as a turbo, but now sports 14 inches of ground clearance from an air suspension system and fat Yokohamas. The requisite high-power off-road…

GGI Porsche SEMA Special Sports Ed Hardy Graphic Treatment

Tuning house GGI » 10/29/08 4:00pm 10/29/08 4:00pm is preparing a Sportec Porsche they'll drop at next week in Vegas. Aside from the important bits — namely a Stage 3 turbo setup with 600 HP and 564 ft-lbs of twist — the custom 997 is going to get slathered with graphics. That's right, it's a Porsche dressed up to look like Brit Brit's cell phone…

Banks To Drag 200+ MPH Diesel Dragster To SEMA

The diesel performance gurus at Gale Banks Engineering » 10/27/08 12:30pm 10/27/08 12:30pm are getting on the teaser bandwagon with this tail-shot of their new 200 MPH diesel dragster. Using a Duramax 6.6-liter mill not unlike oilburner — already capable of hitting 180 in the quarter — the company promises output well over 1000 HP and 1000 lb-ft of…